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The Advantages of Living in a Condo vs. a House

There are so many options when you decide to buy your own home. For many buyers, the first choice is between the two basic types of residential real estate.  The house or the condo. Each has advantages and disadvantages, with individual needs playing a big part in that. For first-time and older buyers there can be a certain appeal to condominiums. Buyers looking for a vacation property may also opt for a condo.

Condo vs. House

Designed as mid-rise or high-rise buildings, condos provide many appealing benefits. Features like elevators and underground parking make them more convenient than ever.  Resort-style amenities create an atmosphere of luxury.  Let’s weigh some advantages of condo ownership vs. home ownership!


With a condo, maintenance is minimal. Your monthly HOA fees take care of all items outside of your unit including lawn care, pool maintenance, inspections, and any other routine maintenance. Your only responsibility is the inside. Home maintenance is just easier in a condo. 


You may be able to buy a home with a pool and other lakeside luxuries.  But with a condo, you get these and/or other amenities without additional cost or work. HOA fees are what takes care of all of these items. That’s due in part to better security, amenities, and convenience. Luckily, here at The Shoreline, Developer Jim Winkler has put in all the money upfront in order to keep HOA costs down for the homeowners but allowing them to enjoy some of the finest luxuries on the lake. 


Condos should be constructed to ensure your privacy.  Quality construction provides unparalleled noise blocking insulation which was a very important item to pay attention to in The Shoreline floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall. Larger patios create separation between you and your neighbors although all of our owners so far are the exact type of friendly neighbors you’d wish to have. 


Whereas a home you usually have to drive in order to get to any destination, condos near fine dining, retail, and popular destinations provide unparalleled entertainment and convenience. The Shoreline is conveniently located right behind the Waterpoint Shopping center which includes lakeside dining, Starbucks, CVS, a Paul Mitchell hair salon, gym, and much more. Lakefront living has never been easier at The Shoreline!


Condos provide the safety and security of community. With secure entry doors, condos can provide an added layer of safety. Gated communities are the gold standard for safety, allowing residents to rest easy. This also helps you leave behind your worries if you want to “lock and leave” to go home, or if this is your primary residence, go on a vacation.  

Happy Ownership

The biggest advantage of condo ownership is convenience.  For families spending the weekend at the lake, condos offer a low maintenance escape.  Full of amenities to keep everyone happy and busy, condos are a great way to maximize your time. To find a luxury lakefront retreat of your own, Contact Us.



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